Dyestuffs and Enzymes

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    MANY dyes and related compounds have a specific toxic effect on certain micro-organisms which has been utilised in the treatment of the diseases caused by them. The mode of action of the dyestuff is not known, but it is probable that it poisons some particular system in the cell, without which the latter cannot carry on its metabolic activities.

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    Dyestuffs and Enzymes. Nature 129, 30 (1932) doi:10.1038/129030a0

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